Manjula Reddy

Manjula Reddy Poems

1. The Globe 9/13/2012
2. Conversation With My Gyaenacologist 9/13/2012
3. Soul Mates 9/25/2012
4. Voyeur 9/25/2012
5. September Villanelle 9/25/2012
6. I 10/10/2012
7. Converse 10/10/2012
8. Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow 10/10/2012
9. Proficiency And Prizes 10/10/2012
10. Pet Parrot 9/25/2012
11. Dolls Lie Naked On The Floor 9/25/2012
12. Ho Hum 10/15/2012
13. Shrill Cricket, Still Cricket 9/25/2012
14. The Blue Lotus 9/25/2012
15. Jhansi Ki Rani (English Translation) 9/13/2012

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Jhansi Ki Rani (English Translation)

Indian poetess Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904-1948) wrote a poem titled Jhansi ki Rani in the Veer Ras style in Hindi.  Here is my English translation of this poem.

Thrones shook!  Monarchs revolted!  
A new youthfulness emerged from India aged

A heavy price was paid for freedom lost
The foreigners had to leave at any cost

The year was 1857, the enemy the British 
Swords old were sharpened to bring their rule to a finish

The Bundelas and Harbolas told this story of grit
Of how she fought like a man every bit
A woman fearless ...

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